Alternate headline: Select members of Congress breathe sigh of relief at prospect of healthier hookers

From CNN via Newsbusters, more about the “Healthy Ho’s Party”:

Organized by “Siouxsie Q,” a Bay Area sex worker, the event was meant to encourage other sex workers to enroll in the new insurance exchanges. It was a rousing success: Nearly 40 men and women attended and almost all of them filed enrollment paperwork.

In the all-cash, off-the-books sex industry, workers can be particularly high risk and insurance is often out of reach. Many sex workers — a broad term that can refer to a number of services, including sexual massage, prostitution, and escort and dominatrix work — consider themselves self-employed entrepreneurs who can’t afford to purchase healthcare. But that could all change with the Affordable Care Act. [...]

Volunteers from Siouxsie’s weekly podcast, The WhoreCast, staffed the event. “Jolene,” another sex worker who had already enrolled through the California exchange, was also on hand to talk users through the process. A key detail for the crowd: Enrollment doesn’t require users to report their employment.

Because much of the income in the sex industry is “off the books” (so I’m told), a person could make a hundred grand or more releasing second chakras for their clients and qualify for subsidized health insurance as long as they report less than $46k in annual income.

Obamacare is a horrible law, but maybe libs will eventually realize that if for no other reason than it’s going to encourage people to create an underground economy which will lower the government’s tax haul.

Comments

6 Responses to “Hope & Change: Taxpayers subsidizing Obamacare for prostitutes”

  1. backwoodsconservative on November 2nd, 2013 9:43 pm

    Because if you want to screw the American public, you should be willing to hire professionals.

  2. Marshall_Will on November 2nd, 2013 11:33 pm

    Right. With lots of hands on experience.

    And now.., the head begins to eat its own tail… Aren't these the very types of people not only this admin. but every Prog over the last 30+ years has whined about? You know, those shifty, under the table off the books self-employed d-bags that get away w/ murder!?

    To characterize the ST as "all cash" is misleading as well. Didn't Elliot Spitzer use his Gold Card? But now, if it can in any way keep O'BlechCare from imploding [before you can light fuse and get away] they'll suck it up and endorse hookers.

    That's a 'whatever' Ms. Sebelius.

  3. backwoodsconservative on November 2nd, 2013 11:49 pm

    I'm currently reading Smokey Yunick's memoir. According to him, most of the old time racers were dedicated and successful women chasers, but he said of one fellow, "He couldn't get laid in a whorehouse with a credit card."

  4. Mike S. on November 3rd, 2013 1:45 am

    Government of the whores, by the whores, and for the whores…or something like that.

  5. Granny55 on November 3rd, 2013 11:54 am
  6. muscle farm on June 12th, 2014 5:34 pm

    Obamacare is a horrible law, but maybe libs will eventually realize that if for no other reason than it’s going to encourage people to create an underground economy which will lower the government’s tax haul.

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